We are committed to ensuring children at Chirton Primary School are safe.
Safeguarding our school community is of paramount importance. We ensure that all our staff are aware of, and have the skills to deal with any child protection or safeguarding concerns. We have robust recruitment procedures and professional development programmes which ensure that all our staff uphold our strong ethos and values. Your child's safety and welfare overrides all other considerations. Schools are legally required to follow set procedures and the Local Authority requires the Headteacher to report any obvious or suspected cases of child abuse, which includes non-accidental injury, severe physical neglect, emotional abuse and/or sexual abuse.
This procedure is intended to protect children at risk. Our Child Protection Policy is available below.
Anyone who works in an unsupervised capacity with children, whether paid or voluntary, will require DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) certification.
The school is committed to ensuring that all staff and adults with responsibility for children's welfare and safety are trained to deal with incidents involving aggressive behaviour and only use physical intervention as a last resort, in line with DfE and Local Authority guidance. If used at all, it will be in the context of a respectful, supportive relationship with the pupil. We will aim to ensure minimal risk of injury to pupils and staff.
If you are concerned about the welfare or well-being of a particular child, please do not hesitate to contact staff at the school in order to discuss your concerns further. Alternatively, you could contact either the Wiltshire Council Children's Service or the NSPCC.
CHIRTON SAFEGUARDING AND CHILD PROTECTION TRAINED TEAM
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Mrs A Bekker Wrench
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Mrs S Jones
Named Governor for Safeguarding and Child Protection
Mrs A Morgan
Our Headteacher, Mrs Bekker Wrench is the Named Person for Looked After Children
- Child Protection Procedures leaflet
- Covid 19 advice and support for parents
- Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme
- Equa Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 2023 24
- EQUA Safer Recruitment Selection Policy and Procedures
- KCSIE 23
- LAC Policy
- Mental health support lines
- Online safety website information
- SEND Policy
- Snapchat and Social Media Letter to Parents and Adults
- Social media advice for parents and guardians
Resources for Parents
'The Underwear Rule' - Talking PANTS teaches children important messages using age appropriate language.
NSPCC/O2 Online Safety Helpline - this helpline provides practice, technical advice including parental controls on electronic devices, adjusting privacy settings, understanding social networks and information about online gaming - 0808 800 5002.